Care Homes UK
Thousands of elderly UK citizens have been wrongly charged care home fees
Did you know that thousands of elderly citizens in care homes in the UK are paying nursing fees when they shouldn't be?
Local authorities all over the UK have wrongly assessed thousands of people and placed them in expensive care homes when in actual fact they were eligible for free care under the NHS.
Last year it was estimated that 45,000 care home residents in the UK had to sell their own houses to fund their care. Sadly, a large proportion of this number should not have been paying for their care in the first place.
Sufferers of dementia, Alzheimer's disease or any other severe physical or mental disability should have been assessed on their medical conditions, and been awarded free continuing care under the NHS.
However, many local health authorities in the UK carried out nursing assessments incorrectly and thousands of people were made to pay for care in a nursing home at their own expense.
Under UK law, those with serious health needs should receive full or part funding for continuing care under the NHS and not have to pay for care homes out of their own pockets.
Many people have already taken their local health authority to task over these erroneous assessments and have received £1000s of care home fees in compensation.